Your privacy is important to us. To protect the privacy of the visitors (“You”) to the Lutheran Social Services of Southern California web site at www.lssnetworkofhope.org, Lutheran Social Services of Southern California (“We/Us”) has developed this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this Policy easy to find, we make it available on our homepage. Please read below for more specific information on the type of information we collect and how we use it.

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California retains only information that you voluntarily submit to us. Further, once you leave the site, Lutheran Social Services of Southern California does not retain information related to you or your computer that you have not voluntarily submitted. We will not disclose to third parties any of the information provided by you to Lutheran Social Services of Southern California without your permission.

Information Sign-Up. Through the “Contact Us” link, you may subscribe to receive periodic updates about events, newsletters, and other information relevant to Lutheran Social Services of Southern California. In order to send you this information, we collect your name, address and email address. You may opt out of receiving messages and notifications from Lutheran Social Services of Southern California at any time by calling 714-244-4261. Lutheran Social Services of Southern California does not disclose any of the “Contact Us” information to third parties.

Contact Us Information. If you choose to contact us, we collect your name, email address, mailing address, phone number and your suggestion, question, comment, or request. We use the information to process your suggestion or request. We also will use this information to improve our products and services. For more information, please see the Terms and Conditions for Site Use.

We may from time to time contract with advertisers or other third parties who place information, advertisements, or other promotional material or links on Our Site. If you click on an advertisement or other link provided by a third party and leave Our Site, whether through a link or through visiting another web site framed within Our Site, You are subject to the privacy policies of these advertisers or other third parties. We do not have responsibility for or access to the information collected by these third parties. Any links from this website to the website of a third party are not endorsements, sponsorships, or recommendations of the ideas, products, or services of the third party. Lutheran Social Services of Southern California is not liable for any damages, including indirect, incidental, special, or consequential, resulting from the use of, or information submitted through, third party web sites.

The security of your personal information is important to us. Secured Socket Layer technology is utilized when transmitting sensitive information – such as credit card information submitted in order to make a donation. None of the personal data collected is stored directly in the pages. We have further measures in place to protect your personal information once it reaches us.

We reserve the right to change Our Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement at our home page located at www.LSSSC.org.

For other information or questions regarding changing information that we have about you, please contact us at (877) 577-7267, or click on the “Contact Us” link located on our site.



Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!